Southwest Declares War Against Alaska and Anyone Else Who Wants a Piece of California

Southwest Declares War Against Alaska and Anyone Else Who Wants a Piece of California

I spent the beginning of this week at the Boyd Conference (aka International Aviation Forecast Summit), and while I was there, war broke out. Fortunately, this one didn’t involve North Korea. Instead it came from a place of, ahem, LUV. Southwest has decided that it’s time to declare itself the …

3 Links I Love: Bad Near-Miss Reaction, Ryanair Wants airberlin, Making the Eclipse Flight Happen

3 Links I Love: Bad Near-Miss Reaction, Ryanair Wants airberlin, Making the Eclipse Flight Happen

This week’s featured link:
Editorial: Air Canada, FAA hindered investigation of SFO near-missEast Bay Times
How in the world does a near-miss like the one at SFO not trigger drug/alcohol tests and capture of the black boxes? With every accident… or near-accident… you want as much data as …

Sun Country Plans to Go ULCC While Others Question Whether That Model Can Work for Any Airline

Sun Country Plans to Go ULCC While Others Question Whether That Model Can Work for Any Airline

When Jude Bricker was brought in as the new CEO of Sun Country, I assumed a move toward his roots at ultra low cost carrier (ULCC) Allegiant was in the cards. A recent memo he sent internally at the airline indicates that is indeed what’s happening. The timing, however, is …

Dorkfest is One Month From Today

Dorkfest is One Month From Today

Today is the 23rd of August, and that means we’re a mere one month away from Dorkfest. I’ve done a ton of planning since I first posted the date. Oh wait, no I haven’t. There is no planning to be done. Just show up and watch airplanes.

It’s very simple. …

Long Beach Looks to Jack Up Fines, Take Away Slots From Late Night Offenders (That’s You, JetBlue)

Long Beach Looks to Jack Up Fines, Take Away Slots From Late Night Offenders (That’s You, JetBlue)

I know not everyone here appreciates a good story from my hometown airport here in Long Beach, but there is a fight brewing that’s going to put a whole lot more pressure on JetBlue in years to come. For over 15 years, the airline has been the dominant player in …

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